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Offline Dave.76

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First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:00:04 »
Well, I've had a day of doing jobs round the house today. Guttering repair etc. After doing these I decided I needed a treat so I finally got around to testing the C5 with a battery.
Being short of money at the moment I borrowed the battery from our Allegro which, happily is exactly the right size to fit the original battery top and has the posts the correct way round.
I had a huge grin on my face after wizzing round our village for about 15min. No belt slip and the pod seems to work as it should.  :) :) :).
It does seem a lot faster than 15mph when you are that low down! 
« Last Edit: 19, November, 2012 - 20:56:22 by Dave.76 »

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #1 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:08:27 »
Fantastic stuff - great that it's all working as Sir Clive intended  :) :) :)

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #2 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:15:09 »
 8) It feels like you are going about 25 mph. I wonder what it is like in a 24 v  :o

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #3 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:16:34 »
8) It feels like you are going about 25 mph. I wonder what it is like in a 24 v  :o

Fun fun fun  :) :)

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #4 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:21:26 »
How fast will a 24V C5 go? Does it get into the scary rather than fun territory?
C5's are definitely FUN ;D

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #5 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:23:21 »
24 v C5 will go about 30 mph

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #6 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:36:24 »
It probably feels like 40 mph. I don't know I have a 12 v 8)

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #7 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:37:05 »
That sounds fast enough to be scary to me :o

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #8 on: 18, November, 2012 - 20:39:24 »
It would be fun, or is it just because i am young i like going fast 8) 8)

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #9 on: 18, November, 2012 - 21:10:58 »
I've hit 25mph downhill in my 12v, which was fun - right until the moment I tried to brake....
Now, I'm a bit more cautious until I can afford to do a rear disc brake :p

You are right though, it does often feel faster.

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #10 on: 19, November, 2012 - 07:24:30 »
I don't think my rear brakes work that well either  :o :o

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #11 on: 19, November, 2012 - 10:04:05 »
The first time is always the most memorable  ;D

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #12 on: 21, November, 2012 - 18:36:19 »
I've hit 25mph downhill in my 12v, which was fun - right until the moment I tried to brake....
Now, I'm a bit more cautious until I can afford to do a rear disc brake :p

You are right though, it does often feel faster.
If you are looking to for a disk brake there is one on eBay now
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINCLAIR-C5-BACK-BRAKE-CALIPER-KIT-/221156797054?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item337df8ea7e

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Re: First ride in my C5 with a battery.
« Reply #13 on: 21, November, 2012 - 19:35:48 »
Just ask Chas it's his on offer. Direct orders are always cheaper.